Your Ultimate Guide To Kratom Drink Mixes
Do you love wrapping your hands around a warm mug of tea in the evenings? Do you relish your morning pick-me-up smoothie?
The good news is that the distinct, earthy taste of kratom blends well with many of your favorite beverages! If you’re looking for an easy and enjoyable way to enjoy this wonder plant, then kratom drink mixes are a natural addition to your recipe collection.
Not sure where to start? Looking for more information on how to mix your drinks, which ones to choose and which to steer clear of? We’ve got the answers you need.
Today, we’re sharing our complete guide to mixing, blending and stirring kratom leaves into your beverages, from sunup to sundown.
What Makes Kratom Drink Mixes Special?
Mitragyna speciosa, or kratom, is a tropical evergreen tree that grows native in Southeast Asia. A member of the coffee family, leaves from the kratom tree have been used for centuries to help treat common aches and pains and provide a calming, therapeutic feeling upon ingestion.
There are a few different ways you can take kratom, including:
- Drinking kratom powder
- Taking kratom capsules or tablets
- Chewing raw kratom leaves
- Smoking kratom
- Spooning dry kratom powder in your mouth (“toss and wash”)
Each of these methods offers different pros and cons. In addition, the way that you consume kratom will affect how quickly you feel its effects, as well as what your appropriate dosage will look like.
One of the easiest and delicious ways to enjoy kratom is to mix the dried, powdered leaves into hot water to create a drink that soothes your body and relaxes your nerves, any time of the day! Let’s take a look at how this process works.
Benefits of Drinking Kratom Tea
As its name implies, kratom tea is made by brewing leaves derived from the kratom tree. While you can certainly use this technique, it’s often easier to simply mix a little kratom powder into your hot beverage. From Red Hulu Kratom to Green Bali Kratom and myriad kinds in between, we offer a huge variety of powders in our online shop.
Each powder comes with a scooper so it’s easy to measure the quantity you need for the effects you desire. When you mix the powder with hot water, the heat helps to dissolve the powder and the texture becomes smoother and more palatable.
Yet, this simple question remains: With so many warm beverages to choose from, why should you start or end your day with kratom tea?
In short, kratom tea provides physical and emotional benefits that are difficult to derive from other, similar drinks. Specifically, kratom leaves contain more than 40 active compounds. The main ones are mitragynine and 7-Hydroxymitragynine.
When you drink kratom tea, these compounds connect with critical receptors located in your brain. In effect, you can begin to feel sensations that are similar to those delivered by mild stimulants or pain relievers, depending on your dosage. A few of the top benefits you can expect from drinking kratom tea include:
- Pain relief
- Improved mood
- Less anxiety
- Enhanced cognition
- More energy
- Improved focus
Knowing this, you might be eager to brew your first cup right away! Yet, it’s important to understand how to measure your correct dosage. This article helps explain how to find the right amount for your needs!
Low Doses of Kratom
If you’re looking for a drink that can keep you alert and help you maintain your focus throughout the day, a low dose of kratom in your morning tea is ideal. For most people, this will mean adding around one to five grams, depending on their body weight, age, lifestyle and other key factors.
High Doses of Kratom
On the other hand, are you seeking comfort and relief from chronic pain? What about a drink that will help you release the stress and struggles of the day and truly wind down? Upping your dose just a little (to around five to 15 grams) can have the opposite effect on your system.
At this dose, kratom tea will deliver more of a sedative response. While some people may prefer to consume this quantity of kratom recreationally, it is usually reserved to provide relief for those suffering from chronic cough, diarrhea and similar conditions. In addition, higher dosages of kratom are sometimes used to make opioid withdrawal symptoms more tolerable.
Preparing Your Kratom Drinks
You’ve browsed the varieties and chosen a few different strains of kratom powder to try at home. That’s the first step and the most important one!
Now, you’re ready to get creative and blend the powder into a few of your favorite drinks. Let’s start with the most popular one: kratom tea.
First, it’s important to understand that its inadvisable to use kratom extracts to make kratom tea. Why? When you use extracts, the hot water in your tea can cause kratom’s powerful alkaloids to break down. As a result, you won’t feel as strong of a benefit, although the extracts usually cost more than the powdered leaves themselves.
That said, with your container of powdered leaves in hand, begin by measuring out one tablespoon.
Then, head to the stove and boil two to four cups of water. The amount of water required depends on how strong you want the flavor of your kratom tea to be. Using less water will result in a stronger tea, while more water will weaken the beverage.
Still, although the taste may vary, the benefits will not. This is because you’re still consuming the same quantity of kratom.
When the water stops boiling, pour the tablespoon of kratom into your cup or mug. Then, pour the water on top. Resist the urge to speed up the process and mix the kratom into boiling water, as this can denature the beneficial alkaloids in the powder.
Stir thoroughly until everything is mixed, making sure to remove any lumps and clumps present. Taste the tea and see what you think.
Is it a little bitter? If so, most people find that adding a little honey, agave or artificial sweetener can help make the tea more pleasantly sweet and drinkable.
That’s it! You can choose to drink your coffee right away if you prefer it hot. Or, you can wait until it cools down and pop it in the fridge for a cold tea that you can drink any time!
Other Tea Varieties to Try
In addition to making a strictly-kratom tea, you can also stir your powder into a variety of other types of hot or cold teas.
For instance, kratom tastes great with mint teas, including peppermint tea and spearmint tea. When these mint flavors blend with kratom’s earthy undertones, the result is a delicious concoction.
To make this drink, simply brew a cup of mint tea as you normally would. Let your boiling water sit for about five to seven minutes before adding your tea bag (or ball of loose-leaf tea), and one dose of kratom. When the water is just slightly cool, it preserves alkaloids and helps create a smoother, better-tasting tea.
Are you a nightly tea drinker? If so, you may also choose to mix a dose of kratom powder into a sleep-inducing tea, such as chamomile.
Love the idea of a warm kratom drink, but want something fresh and fruity to get you going in the mornings?
Why not make a kratom smoothie? Chocked-full of all of the goodness you’d usually put in your blender, these go-to drinks are made even healthier with a few teaspoons of your favorite kratom powder!
One of the most popular ways to try this trend is to make a variation of the ever-popular green smoothie. For years, health gurus and housewives alike have heralded the benefits that a drink full of celery, spinach and other greens can provide.
With the right kratom powder, you can make your green smoothie even more nutritious! Of course, a green strain would work best in this case, so try our Green Bali Kratom Powder to get started. You can also take a look at our Green Maeng Da Kratom Powder. Both will turn your smoothie that trademark jade color you’ve come to love.
To make your smoothie, start by gathering some fresh or frozen fruit. A few of our favorite add-ins include:
- Pineapple chunks
Then, grab a few handfuls of your preferred type of juicing greens. Kale, spinach or even bok choy all work well in this recipe! You’ll also need one banana, some ice and your favorite kind of milk, such as almond milk. Finally, measure out one dose of kratom powder.
As with most smoothie recipes, the ratios are loose, here. If you want to make it as healthy as possible, reduce the fruit and add more greens. If you need it to be a little sweeter, add more fruit and slash the greens a little.
Add all of your ingredients (including the kratom powder) your blender, except for the almond milk. Then, begin to pulse the ingredients slowly. Add almond milk slowly as you go, to avoid making your smoothie too thin at the very beginning. When you’ve reached your perfect consistency, pour it into a tall glass and enjoy immediately!
As with your kratom tea, you can also add honey or sweetener to your smoothie if the kratom makes it taste a little earthy!
Other Great Kratom Drink Mixes
With so many incredible varieties of kratom powder on the market, why should you limit yourself to tea and smoothies? Next, let’s review a few other simple kratom drink recipes you can create right at home using your preferred strain of powdered kratom.
Kratom and OJ
You know that a glass of orange juice in the morning is a great way to fuel your body with vitamin C and other nutrients. However, a dash of kratom powder can take it to the next level.
For this drink, we recommend choosing a strain that’s bright, sunny and easy to blend with your juice. Try our Yellow Sumatra Kratom Powder, for example. Mix one dose of the powder into a chilled glass of OJ and you’ve got a pick-me-up that’s sure to start your morning on the right foot.
Why does this blend work so well? The acidity of orange juice pairs perfectly with the taste of kratom, as the citrus taste helps to mask any bitterness provided by the powder. You can also try this same recipe with grapefruit juice to achieve a similar flavor and effect.
Even more acidic than orange juice, grapefruit juice can work to cover the taste of kratom almost entirely. This makes it one of the best kratom drink recipes for beginners!
Kratom and Lemonade
Lemonade tastes great any time of the year, but it’s especially pleasant on a hot summer day! The next time you indulge in a homemade or store-bought cup of this feel-good drink, bring your kratom powder along.
Again, our Yellow Sumatra Kratom Powder would work well here, as would our Gold Maeng Da Kratom Powder. To ensure the drink is sweet enough, add a spoonful of raw sugar to the mixture. The lemons and sugar will help to disguise the natural taste of kratom, making this one drink you’ll want to pour again and again.
Sip a Little Kratom Today
Are you interested in trying kratom, but unsure where to begin? Especially if you’ve never used the substance before, the idea of smoking it, chewing it or making it into edibles can be overwhelming and confusing.
This is where kratom drink mixes come in! These powders make it easy to enjoy the incredible health benefits of kratom in a simple and easy-to-follow way. Whether you prefer hot tea, cold tea, smoothies or juices, you’re always one sip away from a stress-free day.
When you’re ready to stock your kitchen, we have the kratom powders you need. Feel free to browse our online shop to see the available varieties and contact us with any questions.